Phantasmal are a band from Finland that plays a blackened form of death metal and this is a review of their self released 2019 album "Ansaan Syntyneet - Ansaan Kuolleet".
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the album along with some death metal growls also being introduced onto the recording a few seconds later. Blackened metal screams are also utilized at times while all of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them.
A couple of the tracks are very long and epic in length while acoustic guitars can also be heard on a couple of songs. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style along with one track also introducing clean vocals onto the recording as well as one track also adding in some shamanic and tribal style drum beats.
All of the music sticks to either a slow or mid tempo direction and as the album progresses a brief use of fast playing, tremolo picking and blast beats can also be heard, one of the tracks is also an instrumental. The production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics are written in Finnish and cover darkness and horror themes.
In my opinion Phantasmal are a very great sounding blackened death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ansaan Syntyneet " and "Ansaan Kuolleet". 8 out of 10.